Infusion Therapies with Vitamin C, Selenium
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient without which we could not lead a healthy life. Vitamin C belongs to the water-soluble class of vitamins. It cannot be produced by the body itself, nor can it be enriched in the body. It is quickly consumed and any excess is excreted.
Almost every cancer patient suffers - usually without knowing it - from extreme vitamin deficiency, especially after radiation or chemotherapy. In this case, the need for Vitamin C cannot be met by a healthy diet; the required amount goes far beyond what the organism can absorb via the gastrointestinal tract, and in many cases the mucous membranes of the stomach are also severely damaged.
Not only can Vitamin C infusions in high doses combat and prevent deficiency symptoms, studies have also shown that high doses of Vitamin C prolong the survival time of cancer patients and that Vitamin C can render cancer cells harmless. A prerequisite is that the treatment with the high-dose Vitamin C is injected or infused directly into the body via the bloodstream.
At the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover we successfully use Vitamin C infusions to improve general well-being, for tumour resistance and for follow-up care of weakened patients and metastases. This also applies in combination with other biological therapies, for example:
low-dose chemotherapies or natural chemotherapies
Treatment with high doses of Vitamin C infusions takes place over a period of eight to ten weeks. The therapist tailors the exact treatment schedule to the individual needs of the patient.
Selenium is a trace element and component of proteins that regulate the redox balance and antioxidant capacity of cells and numerous tissues (e.g. thyroid gland), thereby preventing premature ageing processes, functional impairments and genetic mutations.
Selenium is therefore responsible for the course of many biochemical processes in the human body. Selenium deficiency is associated with an increased risk of thrombosis, as the blood platelets become increasingly "sticky". Selenium deficiency can also lead to an increased risk of heart attack.
Selenium is successfully used in the treatment of acute pancreatitis in intensive care medicine. Likewise, high-dose selenium infusions reduce the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy without impairing their efficacy.